|Xi Jinping (C, front), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and also chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, talks with members of the 13th detachment of the Beijing contingent of Chinese People's Armed Police Force in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 29, 2013. Xi made an inspection tour in the armed police forces in Beijing on Tuesday to convey festival greetings to the nation's armed policemen on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the stability of the armed police and its absolute loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and also chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks during an inspection tour of the armed police in Beijing. He urged them to build a strong force with a fine work style.
"The armed police forces should be united, secure and stable," Xi said.
The armed police should follow the absolute leadership of the CPC, and loyalty to the Party is always the foremost political requirement for them, he said.
Xi reiterated that the armed police should be aware of its role in maintaining stability and improve its fighting capacity in order to achieve multiple tasks, including routine duties as well as handling emergencies.
He also told the country's armed police forces to keep on high alert in maintaining the country's stability, as the current situation is "complicated."
"Forces should always maintain their readiness and capabilities for combat to ensure victory," Xi said. "The forces' fighting capability is the center for armed police construction."
Also, such construction should be carried out in a scientific and comprehensive manner, he said.
During his inspection, Xi greeted armed police at grassroots level and encouraged them to make a greater contribution to local development.
Vice chairmen of the CMC Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang also attended the inspection.